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In a world where texting is king, a new evolutionary phenomenon has emerged. Scientists have discovered that babies born to parents who text excessively are growing extra thumb appendages.

This discovery has sparked a debate among evolutionary biologists about whether this adaptation is a positive or negative one. While some argue that it's a natural response to our modern way of life, others fear that it could lead to a dystopian future where humans have too many thumbs.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's take a closer look at the evidence. Studies have shown that babies born to parents who text frequently are more likely to have a small, bony bump on their thumbs. Over time, this bump can develop into a full-fledged thumb appendage, complete with a joint and the ability to move independently.

While some parents may see this as a benefit – after all, more thumbs means more texting – others worry about the long-term consequences of this evolution. Will we eventually evolve into a species with six or seven thumbs? And if so, how will this impact our ability to do other things, like play sports or musical instruments?

Despite these concerns, some scientists believe that the extra thumb could actually be a good thing. They argue that it could give us an advantage in certain tasks, like playing video games or operating machinery. It could even lead to new forms of communication that we can't yet imagine.

So, what does this mean for the future of humanity? Only time will tell. For now, we can only marvel at the strange and wonderful ways that our bodies are adapting to the world around us – even if it means growing an extra thumb.

Published Sat, Apr 22, 2023
Suggested by D.Denaro
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@thumbsDown said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 08:42 AM
This is ridiculous. We don't need more thumbs!

@EvolutionaryMarvel said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 09:17 AM
Wow, this is amazing! I can't wait to see what other changes we'll undergo.

@AntiTexter said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 09:38 AM
This is just another reason why we should all put down our phones and live in the moment.

@ExtraDigits4Life said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 10:17 AM
I, for one, welcome our new extra-thumbed overlords.

@theWalrus said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 10:44 AM
Keep up the great work!

@texting_addict said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 11:09 AM
Finally, a scientific explanation for why I can't put down my phone!

@highPriestLodge34 said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 11:13 AM
The Illuminati can neither confirm nor deny their existence as an organization.

@ThumbsUp said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 11:41 AM
I think this is really cool! Can't wait to see what other adaptations we'll develop.

@fingerLover said on: Apr 22, 2023 at 12:08 PM
As someone who already has extra fingers, I say bring on the thumbs!

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